art, academic and non-fiction books
publishers’ Eastern and Central European representation

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Bedouin Culture in the Bible
ISBN: HB: 9780300121827, Yale University Press, January 2019
288 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm , 28 black&white illus.
Written by one of the world's leading scholars of Bedouin culture, this groundbreaking book sheds new light on significant points of convergence between Bedouin and early Israelite cultures, as manifested in the Hebrew Bible. Bailey compares Bedouin...
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£40,00
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Congo Masks Masterpieces from Central Africa
ISBN: PB: 9780300238754, Yale University Press, November 2018
408 pp., 29.5x22.9 cm , 800 colour illus., 130 black&white illus.
This splendid illustrated exploration of masks and masking ceremonies from the Democratic Republic of the Congo presents more than 130 outstanding wooden masks dating from the 18th to the 20th century. Visually stunning and spiritually charged, these...
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£35,00
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Fishing How the Sea Fed Civilization
ISBN: PB: 9780300240047, ISBN: HB: 9780300215342, Yale University Press, October 2018
368 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm , 39 black&white illus.
In this history of fishing – not as sport but as sustenance – archaeologist and best-selling author Brian Fagan argues that fishing was an indispensable and often overlooked element in the growth of civilization. It sustainably provided enough food t...
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£11,00
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£25,00
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Where Are We Heading? The Evolution of Humans and Things
ISBN: HB: 9780300204094, Yale University Press, October 2018
200 pp., 21x14 cm , 20 black&white illus.
In this engaging exploration, archaeologist Ian Hodder departs from the two prevailing modes of thought about human evolution: the older idea of constant advancement toward a civilized ideal and the newer one of a directionless process of natural sel...
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£20,00
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African Sculptures and Forms
ISBN: HB: 9788874398317, 5 Continents Editions, September 2018
288 pp., 28.5x24 cm , colour illus.
At the turn of the twentieth century, in particular Gauguin, Picasso, Matisse and later the Surrealists, then others right up till the present day, Western artists have drawn on the arts of Africa for inspiration. How can this constant impact ever be...
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£52,00
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Witch A History of Fear, from Ancient Times to the Present
ISBN: PB: 9780300238679, ISBN: HB: 9780300229042, Yale University Press, September 2018
376 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm , 16 black&white illus.
The witch came to prominence – and often a painful death – in early modern Europe, yet her origins are much more geographically diverse and historically deep. In this landmark book, Ronald Hutton traces witchcraft from the ancient world to the early-...
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£11,00
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£25,00
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Baga Visions of Africa
ISBN: PB: 9788874398201, 5 Continents Editions, September 2018
152 pp., 24.4x16.4 cm , colour illus.
The Baga, along with the Nalu and the Landuma, are a small rice-growing community living along the coast of Guinea, in West Africa. They became famous following the discovery of their extraordinary sculptures by explorers, colonial administrators, et...
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£29,00
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Dark Inheritance Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica
ISBN: HB: 9780300225556, Yale University Press, August 2018
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm , 25 black&white illus.
Focusing on Jamaica, Britain's most valuable colony in the Americas by the mid-eighteenth century, Brooke Newman explores the relationship between racial classifications and the inherited rights and privileges associated with British subject status....
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£45,00
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NAGA Awe-Inspiring Beauty
ISBN: HB: 9780300233254, Mercatorfonds, April 2018
432 pp., 33x25.4 cm , 320 colour illus., 260 black&white illus.
Taking an approach that is equal parts anthropological and art historical, this lavishly illustrated volume offers a rare look at the art, artifacts, and culture of the Naga people, an ethnic group spanning several tribes native to northeastern India...
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£75,00
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Indigenous Visions Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas
ISBN: PB: 9780300196511, Yale University Press, March 2018
416 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm , 28 black&white illus.
In 1911, the publication of Franz Boas's "The Mind of Primitive Man" challenged widely held claims about race and intelligence that justified violence and inequality. Now, a group of leading scholars examines how this groundbreaking work hinged on re...
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£30,00
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